Moment of Truth

Lisa Scottoline (Author)
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Description

When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their home, he's convinced he knows who killed her--and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to frame himself for murder, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find: a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato & Associates. But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. She doubts Jack's confession, and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Smarter, gutsier, and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happened--because, as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.

Product Details

Price
$7.99
Publisher
HarperTorch
Publish Date
February 06, 2001
Pages
448
Dimensions
4.36 X 1.2 X 7.18 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780061030598

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About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, "Chick Wit," with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in seven volumes, including Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. Scottoline has won an Edgar(R) Award and Cosmopolitan magazine's "Fun Fearless Fiction" Award, and she served as the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Reviews

"FIRST-DEGREE FUN".

Philadelphia Inquirer
"Will keep reader's riveted."-- "Publisher's Weekly (*Starred Review*)"A carefully crafted tale of immorality, dark serets, and familily values gone awry...Scottoline [keeps] the page-turner moving to a chilling end."-- "New York Post""An edgy tale, full of surprises."-- "USA Today""A thriller that delivers."-- "Detroit News""Smart and sassy, top-notch...Scottoline could give Grisham a few tips."-- "The Gazette"